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How do you define WELLNESS?

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The Philosophy Behind "Redefining Wellness"

The world today is an internet-driven, high-paced environment. As we go through our days, we are always searching for ways to individualize and customize our lifestyle. When it comes to health and overall well-being, “lifestyle” takes on a very significant meaning. Even the term wellness has a different meaning to different people, and achieving wellness usually begins with the person who is defining it for himself or herself. 

purespace embodies the belief that customization must be applied to fitness and cannot be focused simply on the exercise itself, but provide a community tailored environment. 

What is special about purespace?  Michelle Els says it is about the "more" that the studio offers providing clients with a true focus on wellness. The studio offers expert guidance along with a network of professionals who provide clients with a full spectrum of wellness options. 

Michelle took ownership of the studio in February 2014, taking over move! from prior owners Aaron Ellis and Kurt Gesteland. Over the nearly ten years since the ownership changed hands, Michelle has pushed the boundaries of the studio to promote the idea that a person develops from the inside out, and that one should focus on the "whole" rather than its parts. 

Michelle wants our purespace community, and potential new clients to know that the studio isn't  just a place to change the body, but a place to help the body connect to the mind, soul, other community members, and to create a fuller lifestyle for anyone who walked through their doors redefining wellness.


The studio attracts high quality instructors offering strength, stability, stretch and restorative ways to move. 

The unique studio offers high level Pilates instruction at the cozy fireplace-laden and wood-beamed converted Victorian. The team offer Reformer privates/semi-privates, Tower and Mat classes and extend that personal customized attention during semi-private and private sessions. 

What then, sets purespace apart from any other boutique studio? There is no question it is the community the space encourages and reflects. Clients know each other and instructors know their clients by name. The clients trade stories. They share life events, likes, dislikes, and support for each other.  purespace  redefines wellness, enhances the community, and changes lives. 

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